Doan Lab Team
Investigator and Pediatric Emergency Physician, BC Children’s Hospital
Kenneth McKinley, M.D.
Junior Investigator/Collaborator and Pediatric Emergency Physician, Children’s National Hospital
Kenneth McKinley, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University and a pediatric emergency medicine attending at Children’s National Hospital, in Washington, DC. Dr. McKinley began his research career under the mentorship of Dr. Doan, applying complex computational models to predict the impact of system changes on pediatric ED throughput. He is now focused on the application of machine learning algorithms to develop prediction models for specific pediatric populations that present to the Emergency Department, including patients presenting with chief complaints related to sickle cell disease, asthma, or behavioral health. By creating robust risk prediction models for patients presenting with these complaints, Dr. McKinley’s work aims to enhance care for these patients, improve patient throughput generally, and help address the problem of ED crowding.
Karly is a Research Coordinator in the Doan Lab, and has been working with the lab since May 2014. Karly graduated from UBC with a Combined Major in Science. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog to the beach, playing soccer, and traveling.
START Program Coordinator
Greg is the START Research Coordinator, and has been with the Doan Lab since 2013. Outside of the lab, Greg is an avid runner and skier; next on the agenda is to learn how to ride a bike!
Cindy is an undergraduate student studying a Combined Major in Science at the University of British Columbia. She is a co-op student with the Doan Lab. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her two kittens and travelling!
Hebah is an undergraduate student studying neurobiology, psychology, public health, and anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Outside of her time at the lab, Hebah enjoys volunteering, playing the guitar, travelling and discovering new types of coffee and tea!
Punit is a second year PhD student at the School of Population & Public Health at UBC, where he recently completed his MSc (’18). Punit’s research interests include young adult mental health (focusing on higher education settings), health measurement, and the evaluating e-mental health interventions. For his doctoral project, he is developing and evaluating a psychosocial self-assessment and guidance tool for post-secondary students (called HEARTSMAP-U). This work aims to improve the identification of psychosocial concerns among students and their connectivity with accessible support, on- and off-campus.
Heather recently graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in biology. She is currently working towards her M.Sc at UBC in the School of Population and Public Health under Dr. Doan and plans to pursue a career in medicine following graduation. In her free time Heather loves playing all sports, being outside, and traveling.
Hi! I studied biopsychology at UBC and am in my final year of nursing school at BCIT. I am a research assistant for various studies in the Doan Lab. On my days out of school and the lab, I enjoy martial arts, hockey, travelling, and photography!
I am in my fifth and final year at UBC, studying towards a B.Sc. in Pharmacology. I have been a Research Assistant with the Doan Lab since 2015, back in the days of the old ED. Outside of classes and the lab, you can catch me on the mountains, travelling about, or playing hockey.
Erik is in his final year of Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering Option) at UBC Vancouver. He has worked with the Doan Lab since the fall of 2016, and is primarily involved in co-authoring a paper, recruitment, and analysis for the validation of a psychosocial mental health self-assessment tool, MyHEARTSMAP, for use in the Paediatric Emergency Department. Erik is interested in biomedical engineering and operations research applied in a healthcare setting. After graduation, he intends to pursue graduate studies in applied operations research in the UK or Canada.
Alaina has been a research assistant with the Doan lab since 2017 and has only gotten more involved with the lab since then. She loves every second she spends at BC Children’s Hospital and has plans to go back to school in the near future. Outside the lab you can find Alaina volunteering at the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective, beekeeping, cycling or trying new restaurants around the city.
Mairead is in her final year of a Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science at UBC. In addition to pediatric emergency medicine, Mairead is also interested in the role of viruses in autoimmune disorders. Outside of research, she enjoys eating dumplings, snowshoeing, and going to concerts.
Ravia is a recent behavioural neuroscience and immunology graduate from UBC. She is passionate about art, neuroscience and mental health advocacy. Ravia holds leadership positions in various mental health organizations and student teams and hopes to pursue further education in this field. She is primarily involved as a Research Assistant on the HEARTSMAP-U project.
Sydney is a second-year medical student at UBC’s Vancouver campus. She completed her undergraduate degree in Cellular Biology at the University of Calgary while competing for the Dino’s women’s softball team. Sydney is working on the MyHEARTSMAP project investigating the role of psychosocial factors on recovery from concussion. Sydney enjoys trying new restaurants, baking cookies, and staying active by paddleboarding or hiking in the mountains.